snailstichr had handed me a recipe for Moroccan Vegetable Stew that she had gotten from AARP.
Here is that link.
Since that seemed like a good start to a meal, I googled a Moroccan Lamb Stew to go with it and found this one
I did the stew out of leg of lamb rather than shoulder, as that was easily available.
I learned about ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend. IT seems that every family has a slightly different version. I made this one:
The early step involves heating seeds and peppercorns in a dry frying pan until they become aromatic.
It is a wonderful scent to inhale.
I will be trying a number of other Moroccan recipes in the month to come to use up the batch that I made.
Both dishes were served over couscous. It was wonderful. snailstichr approved. I heartily recommend both recipes. I admit that I am posting this mostly to be able to refer back to to it so ads to find the recipes again. But I hope my friends try them as well.